A brilliant collection of poetry by Sylvia Plath, one of America’s most famous and significant female authors. It is characterized by deep, psychological introspection paired with ambiguous scenes and narratives. This edition restores Plath’s selection and order of poems, eschewing her husband’s revisions in favour of the author’s pure, unmodified vision. Random House of Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy', 'Edge' and 'Paralytic', were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963. 'If the poems are despairing, vengeful and destructive, they are at the same time tender, open to things, and also unusually clever, sardonic, hardminded . . . They are works of great artistic purity and, despite all the nihilism, great generosity . . . the book is a major literary event.' A. Alvarez in the Observer This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series with five other cherished poets, including Wendy Cope, Don Paterson, Philip Larkin, Simon Armitage and Alice Oswald.
Ariel's sister Aquata is having a birthday celebration. It's going to be a fun-filled day, complete with a special concert, and Ariel's excited about visiting her family. If only Prince Eric could go under the sea, too. At the party, Aquata wishes that Ariel could stay with them forever. At that very moment, a rare solar eclipse hits and the wish comes true! Will Ariel ever be able to break the spell and return to Eric -- and her life as a human? The beautiful illustrations and engaging tale of Ariel: The Birthday Surprise is perfect for young readers who can't get enough of the Disney Princesses!
Jan Morris is one of the great British writers of the post-war era. Soldier, journalist, writer about places (rather than 'travel writer'), elegist of the British Empire, novelist, she has fashioned a distinctive prose style that is elegant, fastidious, supple, and sometimes gloriously gaudy. For many readers she is best known for her candid memoir Conundrum, which described the gender reassignment operation she underwent in 1972. But as Ariel demonstrates, this is just one of the many remarkable facts about her life. As James Morris she was the journalist who brought back the story of the conquest of Everest in 1953 and who discovered incontrovertible evidence of British involvement in the Suez Crisis of 1956. She has been described by Rebecca West as the finest prose stylist of her time, and her essays span the entire urban world. Her many books include a classic on Venice, a 1,600 page history of the British Empire, and a homage to what is perhaps her favourite city, Trieste. Her writings on Wales represent the most thorough literary investigation of that mysterious land. Derek Johns was Jan Morris's literary agent for twenty years. Ariel is not a conventional biography, but rather an appreciation of the work and life of someone who besides being a delightful writer is known to many people as a generous, affectionate, witty and irreverent friend. It is published to coincide with her 90th birthday.
A biography of famous English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, husband of Mary Shelley.
Ariel Jardell, a precocious, adopted nine-year-old girl, is driven to demonic jealousy by the unexpected intrusion of a newborn brother into her home, an event which leads her from mischief to malevolence
First published in 1900 Uruguay, Ariel is Latin America's most famous essay on esthetic and philosophical sensibility, as well as its most discussed treatise on hemispheric relations. Though Rodó protested the interpretation, his allegorical conflict between Ariel, the lover of beauty and truth, and Caliban, the evil spirit of materialism and positivism, has come to be regarded as a metaphor for the conflicts and cultural differences between Latin America and the United States. Generations of statesmen, intellectuals, and literary figures have been formed by this book, either in championing its teachings or in reacting against them. This edition of Ariel, prepared especially with teachers and students in mind, contains a reader's guide to names, places, and important movements, as well as notes and a comprehensive annotated English/Spanish bibliography.
Ariel loves motorbikes. She cleans them, designs them and dreams of owning one. Her brothers, Norton and Harley, are big and lazy and just boss her around. When Ariel's Hairy Godfather appears, things take a turn for the better.
The first book dedicated to Ariel and the experiences of libraries using it, Ariel: Internet Transmission Software for Document Delivery provides practical details on this innovative technology, including clear discussions of how the system works. This comprehensive volume covers all aspects of adopting and using Ariel, including training library staff, choosing scanners and other equipment, setting up consortia to share Ariel files, copyright issues, international use of Ariel, and enhancing the system to suit your needs.
There is something scary about Roberta Jardell’s Charleston home—and it’s not just the presence of a ghost Every night the apparition of a woman with a baby visits Roberta Jardell in her room. And her adopted daughter, Ariel, leaves her cold. Now that she has given birth to a son she feels even more alienated from the girl. Is her imagination getting the best of her, or does the strange child know more than she lets on? Suspenseful and filled with vivid characters, Ariel is a spine-tingling read with twists, turns, and dreams that have the potential to become a terrifying reality. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from his personal collection, and a new afterword written by the author.
When a handsome young man nearly drowns, Ariel the mermaid tries to save him even though her father forbids her to visit the land above the sea world.
"In these poems...Sylvia Plath becomes herself, becomes something imaginary, newly, wildly and subtly created." -- From the Introduction by Robert Lowell